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Meaning of eagerness by Wiktionary Dictionary

eagerness


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    Noun

    eagerness ( uncountable )

    1. The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.
    2. ( obsolete ) Tartness; sourness


Explanation of eagerness by Wordnet Dictionary

eagerness


    Noun
    1. prompt willingness

    2. they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    3. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something



    Definition of eagerness by GCIDE Dictionary

    eagerness


    1. Eagerness, n.
      1. The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire. “The eagerness of love.” Addison.

      2. Tartness; sourness. [Obs.]

      Syn. -- Ardor; vehemence; earnestness; impetuosity; heartiness; fervor; fervency; avidity; zeal; craving; heat; passion; greediness.